2112 - Vintage No Irons ($30.00)

2112 - Vintage No Irons  ($30.00)
Audrey Arno
Tuttle, OK   USA

Width: 7.25"   Length: 9.75"

Materials/Techniques: These are some of the 2 " squares my mother had cut from scraps left from making clothing. The dates of the fabrics range from the 1920's up through about the late 1960's. All of the fabrics are seersucker or plisses, which were woven or treated with chemicals to make them puckered or textured. Many were used in summer clothes, play clothes or night wear. During the hot months of the year they were pleasant to wear since the bumps and wrinkles kept them away from the skin, so the air could circulate. Another great feature was their washability and the fact that they did not need ironing, a boon in those days of little or no air conditioning and it was also a major time saving factor. They are presented in this little quilt in a simple grid to show as much of the fabric as possible.

Artist's Statement: Many of the fabrics are familiar to me since they are from clothes Mother made for my sister, herself and me, and later my children. I was taught to iron my clothes when I was rather young and these things never needed much other than maybe a touch up on the collars, or hems. A real lick and a promise technique.

Dedication: To the memory of my mother, who saved so many things that I have come to appreciate.

This quilt has a plain back.

This quilt earned $30.00 for the AAQI.